Daily Archives: September 10, 2015

This Is Amsterdam… Too

I have no green fingers, but the one who planted these green shrub did. Do you know which plant this is?

Let’s get a bit closer…

In most neighborhoods it would have been harvested and rolled into a sticky. I’ve said before “This is Amsterdam, anything can happen!”

Shoppin’ in Grunn…

11913878_945269525546906_4192578642930807030_nI ordered a shirt using Facebook, on August 20. They said they would keep it for me when I turned up. Witch will be tomorrow btw, something I told them in advance  In that same city my Big Sis lives, something she doesn’t know, yet. (My visit, not the town) Knowing her she reads this when I’m in town. I did my shopping, some of it online, but before I try it I want to fit it.

My normal supplier in Amsterdam doesn’t go for “outlandish” produce. and Köln in Germany is too far  away. Of course there are other suppliers for over-sized  fashion but ‘Grunn’ as the locals call it is close enough. Other people call it Groningen, the  capital of the same province.

After visited this shop earlier this year, with Luna Lunettes,  I was swarmed by the staff. They knew what I liked and brought the right produce. Something to keep in mind with a new season coming up.

Okay, this time I have to do it without the guidance of Luna, but I can see her in the back of my mind… Be Your Self!!! (*Something I have to remind of herself too…” Maybe that’s why were a great team too!)

American Cookbook #08 – Burger

American-Cookbook2 Burger Dog

Makes 2 servings

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 455 gr or 1 pound ground beef (80% lean)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 extra-long hot dog buns
  • 20 ml or 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 30 ml or 2 tablespoons ketchup

ground-lean-beefTO MAKE:

  1. Place half the ground beef on a sheet of plastic wrap.
  2. Pat it into a rectangular shape, about ½ inch thick, 8½ inches long, and 4 inches wide.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roll the beef into a log, using the plastic wrap as a guide.
  5. Season with more salt and pepper.
  6. Wrap the plastic tightly around the log and twist both ends tight.
  7. Pat gently to slightly flatten.
  8. Repeat with remaining ground beef.
  9. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  10. Remove the burger dogs from the plastic wrap and place on the grill, perpendicular to the grates.
  11. Cook until burgers are browned but still pink inside, 4 to 5 minutes, flip, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
  12. Place a slice of cheese on each burger dog and grill to medium doneness (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 60° C or 140 degrees F)
  13. Remove and rest 3 to 4 minutes.
  14. Toast hot dog buns on the grill and spread each with 2 teaspoons mayonnaise.
  15. Place burger dog on each bun and squirt 1 tablespoon of ketchup on top.

Note 1: Use hoagie style rolls when you can’t find extra-long hot dog buns.

Note 2: Another great alternative is to make a slit along the length of the burger and stuff lightly with chunky bleu cheese and press shut. Use Swiss cheese in place of cheddar and grill as stated above.


Amount Per Serving
Calories: 763
Total Fat: 49.7g
Cholesterol: 170mg
Sodium: 921mg
Total Carbohydrates: 25.7g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9g
Protein: 51g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20150910-AC-08-Burger-Dog